If you are considering chiropractic care and looking for a chiropractor in San Antonio, TX, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss our services. At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, we offer a full range of chiropractic, natural, and holistic methods designed to help set our patients on a path to better health and improved physical and mental well-being.
What Is a Herniated Disk?
Your spine is made up of an alternating series of bones, called vertebrae, and cartilage, a softer, more flexible material cushioning those bones, called discs. The whole spinal column encases a nerve, the spinal cord, which transmits messages from the brain throughout the body governing every action we take. Careful attention to the spinal cord and its protective casing, the spinal column of vertebrae and discs, is vital to your health.
Occasionally, an accident, overwork, or even a sports injury can cause one of the cartilage discs to be compressed and bulge out of place in the spinal column. This mishap is known as a herniated disc, although it can sometimes be called a slipped or ruptured disc.
The result of a herniated disc is usually intense back or neck pain, though it can also cause joint pains and arm and leg pains. There are conservative forms of treatment to help with this problem.
Treating Herniated Disks with Chiropractic Care
Conventional medical treatment often uses surgery to remove or repair the disc. Chiropractic medical treatment, in contrast, offers a range of non-surgical treatments that are relatively safe, less expensive, and have been clinically shown to be effective.
In chiropractic treatment for slipped discs, the chiropractor will first completely evaluate the health of the patient. This holistic approach might include recommending changes in diet and exercise to strengthen the patient and improve overall wellness since chiropractic care aims to help improve well-being rather than treat symptoms. In treating the disc itself, the usual chiropractic method involves non-surgical spinal decompression, spinal manipulation and other modalities. The chiropractor, either manually or with the assistance of tools, adjusts the patient's spine. In addition, since back pain often involves pinched nerves from the disc herniation, spinal decompression may also help the patient's symptoms.
Quality Chiropractic Care in San Antonio
Our lead chiropractor, Dr. Donald Phillips, DC, has practiced chiropractic care for over 33 years. In addition to his work at the clinic, he is highly active in the local community and his church and dedicates much of his free time to charitable work. If you are in or around Bexar County, Texas, we would be delighted to meet you and show you what chiropractic care offers. Call (210) 545-1144 for an appointment today!